Profile

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in litigation/dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance and liability industries. 

With over 1,900 people worldwide across 37 offices in the UK and Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields.

We offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values of being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for. 

Kennedys have been offering apprenticeships in law to school leavers since 2012, and are looking forward to welcoming 16 new paralegal apprentices across their UK offices in 2018.

 

Apprenticeships

Kennedys have been offering Apprenticeships in law to School Leavers since 2012, and will be welcoming 16 new paralegal apprentices across their UK offices in 2018.

Their paralegal apprenticeship offers an introduction to the fundamentals of legal practice and provides a combination of learning and working within one of their legal teams, to build your knowledge and the skills required to work as a Litigation Assistant at Kennedys. In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a personal tutor and student manager at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies.

Kennedys currently offer paralegal apprenticeships in their Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Taunton offices.

Kennedys will also be recruiting business services apprentices for September 2019.

To find out more about Kennedys' opportunities for school leavers, visit their website.

 

Salary & benefits

Depending on the location, you will receive a starting salary of between £16,600 and £19,300. In addition, you’ll get 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) and a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification. All training costs will be fully funded by Kennedys, so that means no course fees and you'll earn while you learn. 

 

Requirements

Kennedys are looking for bright, ambitious A-level college leavers who have decided to pursue a vocational rather than academic (university) route. 

As well as demonstrating a passion for working in a legal environment and sharing their values, you will need to show the drive, determination and resilience to succeed in what can be a demanding sector. 

You need to have at least eight GCSEs at A* to B grade and be expecting to gain at least three A levels at A* to B grade.

 

Apply

Applications for Kennedys' 2019 apprenticeship schemes will open on 1 September 2018, click here to apply.